Children at St Joseph’s use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
Technology enhances learning, and we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system which prevents children from accessing inappropriate sites. We teach online safety to year groups 1-6 as part of their IT/Computing curriculum and through their everyday use of IT. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of sites, both age-appropriate and inappropriate. We would encourage all parents/carers to talk about online safety with their children. The majority of social media and chat sites (Facebook, Oovoo etc.) have an age restriction of 13 years and over therefore our pupils should NOT be using these sites.